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Update on the AppCatalyst technology preview

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A year ago, we released AppCatalyst, a desktop hypervisor for developers – as a technology preview. The existing tools at the time were not specifically designed to support developer workflows, and there were many developer use cases where AppCatalyst did much better. The program helped us better understand the use cases and in the process Read more...

VMware’s Photon OS 1.0 Now Available!

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By Gregory Murray, Product Line Manager for Cloud-Native Apps at VMware I’m excited to announce that VMware has published the binaries and updated our repos for our Photon OS 1.0 release! In a little more than a year, the team has evolved Photon OS from a technology preview into a mature operating system available as Read more...

Join us at Cloud Foundry Summit 2016

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We are a proud gold sponsor at this year’s Cloud Foundry Summit and we look forward to interacting with the Cloud Foundry community next week. Please stop by our booth (#201), we’d love to hear how you are using Cloud Foundry to create applications that are transforming your business and for us to give you a first hand look Read more...

Announcing the Photon OS Release Candidate

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By Gregory Murray, Product Line Manager for Cloud-Native Apps at VMware It’s been an eventful week for the Cloud-Native Apps team. On the 26th, Pivotal and VMware announced an enterprise cloud-native stack featuring Pivotal Cloud Foundry and VMware Photon Platform. Today is a milestone day for the Photon OS team – we’re sharing our 1.0 Read more...

Accelerate Digital Transformation with Pivotal and VMware

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At VMworld 2015, VMware and Pivotal announced they would work together on a combined solution for cloud-native applications.  Today I am thrilled that Pivotal and VMware have announced the first offering resulting from this work, an enterprise cloud-native stack featuring Pivotal Cloud Foundry and VMware Photon Platform. Why is this a big deal?  It goes back to the basics Read more...
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Introducing vSphere Integrated Containers Open Source Software

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Authored by Mark Peek, Principal Engineer for Cloud-Native Apps At VMworld 2015 we showcased vSphere Integrated Containers (based on the Project Bonneville code), providing a docker daemon endpoint into a vSphere cluster. Since then, the team has been actively working on redesigning the architecture and implementation to best deliver this product to our customers. We Read more...

VMware Cloud-Native Apps at GCP Next 2016 this Week

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VMware’s cloud-native apps team, along with the VMware Management Suites team, will attend the Google Cloud Platform user conference this week (March 23-24) at Pier 48 in San Francisco. Be sure to stop by the VMware booth in the Partner Zone where we will be demo-ing Photon Platform with Kubernetes, among other solutions and technologies. Read more...

How to use docker-machine in conjunction with the vSphere driver

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As many of you know docker-machine is the client side tool that allows an individual on his/her own workstation to fire up docker hosts either locally or remote. Docker-machine supports a variety of “drivers” to accomplish this. Some of these drivers deploy locally (e.g. Virtualbox, VMware Fusion), some of them deploy inside the data center Read more...

NewStack podcast: talking microservices with Kit

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Listen to podcast >> The concept of microservices is built on the need to develop apps faster, be more resilient and offer a great experience for the customer. However, the new practices that come with microservices means smaller teams that need to work iteratively, often in a manner that is unfamiliar to companies that work in Read more...

HOW-TO run Swarm and Mesos on Photon OS

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Last year we have released Photon OS which is a Linux distribution optimized to run containers in a virtualized environment. Since the Photon OS release, almost a year ago, we have seen a great up-take in the community with tens of thousands of downloads. We have augmented the Photon OS HOW-TO documentation to include step Read more...